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Recall: Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

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On 2013-07-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) due to a potential crash hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2012 for about $6500 to $7000.

About 100 units are involved in this Yamaha atv recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) category in 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 70 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Yamaha All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Image of Recalled Blue Yamaha Big Bear 400 388954
Image of Recalled Green Yamaha Big Bear 400 392326
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.yamahamotorsports.com
Phone: (800) 962-7926

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What is the problem?

The front shock absorber can break apart and cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled vehicles are four-wheeled 2012 Yamaha Big Bear 400 ATVs.  The model numbers YFM40FBBGR, YFM40FBBL and YFM40FGBGR can be found on the left and right side panels of the unit.  The ATVs are blue, green or camouflage and have black gear racks on the front and back. The words Yamaha Big Bear can be found on both sides of the ATV and the fuel tank. The VIN number is stamped on the frame just behind the front left wheel. The letter "C" in the 10th position of the VIN indicates the ATV was made in 2012.   

These items were sold new+ at Yamaha ATV dealers nationwide from August 2012 to May 2013 for between $6,500 and $7,000. 

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ATVs and contact their local Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair.  Yamaha is contacting its registered owners directly.     

Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Outdoors tab click on Parts and Service, and then click Factory Modification Campaigns and select the Big Bear 400.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Yamaha is aware of 14 incidents of the front shocks braking apart. No injuries have been reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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